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Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


Education and Human Development


The purpose of this study was to observe the students motivation and interest in a subject after sharing multi-media experiences in science with their parents/ guardians. I also compared the parents' and students' perceptions of the experience as it pertained to emotion, comprehension, and relation to past-shared viewing experiences. I would like to see if a shared experience in science literacy reflected in their classroom participation and motivation. The questions I asked in this study were:

1) How do students and their parents perceive the importance of sharing family literacy experiences at home?

2 ) How do family viewing literacy experiences in science influence the student's motivation and interest in the topic?

3) In what ways are the students 1naking connections between home and school after sharing experiences in media literacy?

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